Closed for New Year's Day

December 31, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 1st for New Year's Day. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2nd, opening at 9:00 a.m.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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This Week at the Library: December 27-30, 2017

December 27, 2017
By BCPL

Storytime at the Library
Wednesday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m.

Due to the Christmas holiday, there will be no Toddler or Homeschool Storytime at the Library this week. Preschool Storytime will still be held on Wednesday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m. All regular storytimes will resume in January.


Git Out o’ the House
Wednesday, December 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

On Wednesday afternoon, grab some friends and come hang out at the Library to play board games and watch a movie. It's a great way for teens to simply get out of the house during a long school break. Snacks will be served. (For ages 13-18.) 


Winter Reading Program
Begins Monday, December 18th

The Library will offer a Winter Reading Program beginning on Monday, December 18. The program is designed to encourage kids to keep reading over the school break, as well as provide a fun way for them to get to know their local library better.

Participants can pick up a Winter Reading Program bingo sheet at the library. The bingo sheet lists different activities to be completed. When enough of the activities are completed to get a bingo, the sheet can be turned in to the Children's Library where the child will receive a free book plus an entry for the Grand Prize drawing, giving them a chance to win a new sled. Participants will be able to earn an additional drawing entry if they complete all of the activities on the sheet.  (Limit one bingo sheet per person.)

The Winter Reading Program is for all youth ages (0-18 years) and will run through January 15, 2018.

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Closed for the Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed Sunday, December 24th through Tuesday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday. We will resume our regular business hours on Wednesday, December 27th, opening at 9:00 a.m.

We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday!

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This Week at the Library: December 18-23

December 18, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

Winter Reading Program
Begins Monday, December 18th

The Library will offer a Winter Reading Program beginning on Monday, December 18. The program is designed to encourage kids to keep reading over the school break, as well as provide a fun way for them to get to know their local library better.

Participants can pick up a Winter Reading Program bingo sheet at the library. The bingo sheet lists different activities to be completed. When enough of the activities are completed to get a bingo, the sheet can be turned in to the Children's Library where the child will receive a free book plus an entry for the Grand Prize drawing, giving them a chance to win a new sled. Participants will be able to earn an additional drawing entry if they complete all of the activities on the sheet.  (Limit one bingo sheet per person.)

The Winter Reading Program is for all youth ages (0-18 years) and will run through January 15, 2018.

 

 

Star Wars Party
Monday, December 18th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host a Star Wars Party on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. featuring Star Wars-themed games, crafts, and snacks. Activities include a "Make Your Own Light Saber" station, a Jedi training obstacle course, a "Use the Force" challenge, and a Storm Trooper challenge. All tweens and teens are welcome to attend. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 9-18)

 

 

Storytime Visit with Santa
Tuesday, December 19th & Wednesday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance at the Library during regularly scheduled Toddler, Preschool, and Homeschool Storytimes on Tuesday, December 19th and Wednesday, December 20th.

 

Toddler Storytime – Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime – Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. & Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Homeschool Storytime – Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

Third Thursday Book Discussion Groups
Thursday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups each month, including the Third Thursday Morning and Evening Book Discussion Groups which meet at the Library on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

Both groups will meet on Thursday, December 21st. The Morning Discussion group, which is led by Diana Draper, will discuss The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. The Evening Discussion group is led by Stephanie Donovan and will discuss The Christmas Train by David Baldacci. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

 

Tween Lab
Thursday, December 21st at 4:00 p.m.

The Boyle County Public Library offers a monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab for tweens (ages 9-13) where they can try out a different experiment each month. On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens will making Snow Slime.

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Star Wars Movie Marathon

December 15, 2017
By BCPL

On Saturday, December 16th the Library will host a movie marathon featuring the original trilogy of STAR WARS, the epic American space opera. We'll begin at 10:00 a.m. with Episode IV - A New Hope, then continue with Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

In addition to watching the movies and munching on popcorn, movie-goers can help make decorations for the upcoming party celebrating the original trilogy. 

All ages are welcome.

All three films are Rated PG.

Runtimes: Star Wars: A New Hope (2 hr 1 min), The Empire Strikes Back (2 hr 4 min), Return of the Jedi (2 hr 11 min)

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This Week at the Library: December 10-16, 2017

December 8, 2017
By BCPL

The following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR TEENS & TWEENS

Tween Book Club
Monday, December 11th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library offers a monthly book club for tweens (ages 9-13). On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can read and bring in any science fiction book to discuss with others while participating in themed activities. Snacks will be available.

 

DIY Holiday Workshop
Tuesday, December 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a DIY Holiday Workshop on Tuesday afternoon. Teens will be able to make a variety or ornaments and crafts to give as gifts. A gift wrapping station will be available, and refreshments will be served. There is no charge to participate in this event, and the Library will provide all of the supplies. For ages 13 -18.

 

Gingerbread Zombies for Tweens
Thursday, December 14th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens are invited to put a fun twist on a classic holiday activity by decorating gingerbread cookies as zombies. For ages 9-13.

 

Star Wars Movie Marathon
Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 16th the Library will host a movie marathon featuring the original trilogy of the epic American space opera: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. In addition to watching the movies and munching on popcorn, movie-goers can help make decorations for the upcoming party celebrating the original trilogy. For ages 13 and up.


FOR ADULTS

Second Monday Book Discussion Group
Monday, December 11th at 3:00 p.m.

The Second Monday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Mahan House at the Library. Selections include fiction and historical fiction books set in locations around the world. On Monday, December 11, the group will discuss The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz. Those interested in participating may register at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

 

Mahan Gallery Artist Reception
Mary Trollinger Photography
Monday, December 11th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The Library will host an artist reception for photographer Mary Trollinger on Monday evening from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mahan Gallery at the Library. The exhibit, which will be on display through mid-January, primarily focuses on macro nature photography, but also features landscape and architecture.

The Mahan Gallery features the artwork of area artists. The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours.

 

Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Monday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

 

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

In the ongoing effort to promote lifelong learning, the Library offers a wide variety of free computer classes throughout month. This week the Library is offering the following classes:

Internet Basics on Monday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m.

eMail Basics on Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

DELAYED OPENING

The Library will have a one-hour delayed opening on Friday, December 15, 2017. Doors will open to the public at 10:00 a.m.

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This Week at the Library: December 4-9, 2017

December 4, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers many fun, educational events throughout the year. Weekly programs include Adult Storytime on Mondays at 9:00 a.m., Crafters Who Care on Mondays at 6:00 p.m., Coding Classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., and Storytimes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. In addition to these weekly events, the following Library-sponsored programs are scheduled for this week:

 

FOR ADULTS

Author Visit and Book Signing with Angela Correll
Monday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library will host an author visit and book signing with best-selling author Angela Correll on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library. Correll is presenting Granted, her final installment in the May Hollow Trilogy. To celebrate the book launch, the Friends of the Library will be giving away paperback copies of the book to the first ten people who arrive at the event. The Friends will also be holding a grand prize drawing for a signed set of the May Hollow Trilogy. Refreshments will be served.

About the author: Angela Correll lives on a farm in Central Kentucky with her husband, Jess, and an assortment of grass-fed cattle, horses, goats, and chickens. Correll created a business selling goat milk soap called Kentucky Soaps & Such that now operates as a soap-making factory and retail shop on Main Street in Stanford. She and her husband are also co-owners of the Bluebird Café, a farm-to-table restaurant, with Executive Chef William Hawkins. 

 

Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The City of Danville Community Blood Drive will be held in the Community Room at the Library on Wednesday, December 6th. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 800-775-2522 or go to kybloodcenter.org.

 

National Letter Writing Day
Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m.

'Tis the season to be thankful! Come learn proper etiquette on when and how to write a thank you note. A variety of notecards will be provided as well as one first class stamp per participant.

 

Cookbook Club
Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. the Library will host the Cookbook Club. Each month will feature a different theme. In December the theme is Finger Foods. Participants will make and share different recipes with the club. They’ll hear what others liked about the recipe they tried, as well as taste-test samples and discover new recipes. Contact the Library for more information and to register. Registration is required.

 

 FOR TWEENS

Tween Advisory Group (TAG)
Monday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m.

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. TAG provides a way for tweens to have fun planning events while volunteering their time at the library. This month participants will talk about upcoming winter programs and play "Book Speed Dating" to quickly give emoji rankings to new books. For more information about tween programs, see Ms. Kinsey Hisle in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

 

Now Playing Night
Thursday, December 7th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host "Now Playing Night," a fun afternoon where tweens can hang out the Library playing board games and watching a movie. This month, we’ll show a film based on the first novel in the popular Harry Potter book series. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For ages 9-13.

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